|2014 Cannes Film Festival|
The Vulcan Award trophy
|Awarded for||The work of a technician for his collaboration to the creation of a film|
|First awarded||2003 (1951)|
The Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist (French: Prix Vulcain de l’Artiste Technicien) is an independent film award created in 2003. It rewards the work of a technician for his collaboration in the creation of a film from the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. It is awarded by a special jury, appointed by the Superior Technical Commission of Image and Sound (French: Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son or CST).
In 1951, the CST created the Technical Grand Prize (French: Grand Prix Technique) of the CST, awarded during the Cannes Film Festival. That prize existed until 2001.
In 2003, Pierre-William Glenn, president of the CST, struggled to once again have a prize awarded to a technician during the Cannes Film Festival. Thus the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist was born as a part of the festival roster and approved by the festival's president Gilles Jacob.
The actual trophy is awarded to the winner in Paris, during a special evening following the festival.
It is inspired by an image from Jean-Luc Godard's movie Le Mépris (Contempt) (1963) and represents a movie camera with analog and numeric elements.
Vulcan Award (since 2003)
|Year||Awarded Artist||Work Awarded||Film||Director|
|2014||Dick Pope||Cinematography||Mr. Turner||Mike Leigh|
|2013||Antoine Heberlé||Cinematography||Grigris||Mahamat-Saleh Haroun|
|2012||Charlotte Bruus Christensen||Cinematography||The Hunt||Thomas Vinterberg|
|2011||José Luis Alcaine||Cinematography||The Skin I Live In||Pedro Almodóvar|
|2010||Jon Taylor, Bob Beemer||Sound mixing||Biutiful||Alejandro González Iñárritu|
|2009||Aïtor Berenguer||Sound mixing||Map of the Sounds of Tokyo||Isabel Coixet|
|2008||Luca Bigazzi, Angelo Raguseo||Cinematography and Sound Mixing (respectively)||Il Divo||Paolo Sorrentino|
|2007||Janusz Kamiński||Cinematography||The Diving Bell and the Butterfly||Julian Schnabel|
|2006||Stephen Mirrione||Editing||Babel||Alejandro González Iñárritu|
|2005||Leslie Shatz||Sound design||Last Days||Gus Van Sant|
|Robert Rodriguez||Visual processing||Sin City||Robert Rodriguez|
|2004||Eric Gautier||Cinematography||Clean||Olivier Assayas|
|The Motorcycle Diaries||Walter Salles|
|2003||Tom Stern||Cinematography||Mystic River||Clint Eastwood|
Technical Grand Prize (1951-2000)
- "Press Release Concerning the 2013 Vulcan Award". CST. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist: a little bit of history". Press Release Concerning the 2013 Vulcan Award. CST. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "The Trophy of the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist". Press Release Concerning the 2013 Vulcan Award. CST. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- "Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist: the laureates". Press Release Concerning the 2013 Vulcan Award. CST. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Official Website of the CST (more complete in French than English)
- Cannes Film Festival's Official Website